The worst thing about a new MMO expansion is actually playing through the old stuff from before the expansion. Who really wants to slog through all those quests and monsters to get to the level needed for the new content? Since the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion will raise the overall level cap in World of Warcraft to level 100, players will need to be at least level 90 to appreciate all the shiny new areas. That’s a lot of raiding! Blizzard knows that people can’t wait to experience Warlords of Draenor, so they’re going to help bypass the grind. According to the latest post on the World of Warcraft blog, players that pre-purchase the digital edition will get an immediate boost to level 90 for one character on their account. Boom! Just like that! Draenor ready!
Maybe you have more than one character you’d like to boost? Maybe you just want to get to the “endgame” and do what all your cool guildmates are doing with a new character after the expansion ships? Well, Blizzard has something in the works that may help you get past all the boring stuff so you can actually have fun in their game.
We’ve also heard feedback from players that they’d be interested in boosting multiple characters to 90, including alts they play with friends on other factions and realms. We’ve been evaluating ways to make that possible without having players go through roundabout methods (such as purchasing multiple boxes and performing multiple character transfers), and in the near future we’ll be testing out a feature that gives you the option to purchase a character upgrade directly. We’ll have more information to share later – including details on our character-upgrade plans for Asian regions where players don’t buy expansion boxes – but you’ll start seeing pieces of the process soon on the PTR, so keep an eye out.
Earlier this month, Blizzard had sent a survey to some players asking them if they would purchase a way to advance a character to level 90 and what price they would find acceptable for that offer. What price would put on your time?